CRUISE SHIP TERMINAL IN THE PORT OF SEVILLE (PHASE I)
COMPETITION: FIRST PRIZE
Client: Port Authority of Seville
Architects: Arquitectos Hombre de Piedra+Buró4 Arquitectos
Contractor-partner: Construcciones Cabello
Date of Project: 2013
Completion date: 2013
Total construction duration: 45 days
On-site construction duration: 15 days
Built area: 508 m2
Contract value: 225.210 €
Photos: Jesús Granada
Second phase: Cruise Terminal extension and reconditioning 2015
The Port of Seville needed a new multi-purpose cruise ship terminal with a flexible character in order to accommodate the unpredictable number of passengers using it on a regular basis. The on-site construction needed to be extendable, moveable and had to be built in 15 days, between two consecutive cruises’ docking.
The port authority proposed the idea of using shipping containers.
The location in the port but near the historic centre was claiming an object of architectural quality to dialogue with its urban environment. The modular construction with recycled shipping containers would be mostly finished in workshop, it will ensure the precision of the on-site work and it would guarantee to finish the works on time.
The terminal’s sustainable design takes advantage of the constructive and plasticity potential of re-used containers, adapting them to an environment and to a concrete climate. The heat of the sun in Seville over the metal envelope could turn the terminal into an oven. Bioclimatic strategies are, therefore, essential.
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